Hopi Holiday Project since 1999
This Hopi Holiday Project gifting is from a place of respect and thanks acknowledging the challenges of living on an Indian reservation in remote Northeastern Arizona far from the economic resources of urban America. Hopi people sincerely carry on a tradition with roots going back thousands of years that is of importance to all the world and is dedicated to all peoples with Mother Earth.
2020 Hopi Holiday project will supply learning, sports and arts supplies gifts to Hopi Foster Care children and to the youth of Shungopavi Village–this is a total of more than 450 youth.
YOUR DONATION IS WELCOME to help us buy gifts for the youth
Press release and poster links–please share with others:
Press Release/details for involvement in our December, 2020 to January, 2021 Hopi Holiday Project
Hopi Holiday Project Poster to share with others
This year due to covid we will not be making door to door deliveries to families. However, on November 27, 2020, we made a delivery of food supplies to Hopi families that have been doing community distribution with us for the past 2 decades. (photo by Susan Henderson)
Hopi Holiday Project photos:
(see pull down Project Photos menu above for earlier years)
Hopis manage to grow corn in the high desert without irrigation–proof of their faith, endurance and ability to pray. They choose this land many centuries ago. Please see the vertical box on home page with historic photo of a Hopi traditional farmer for more of our inspiration for our projects.
Please see more about how to get involved here.
This is our main gifting project of the year, but we take supplies year round. We also support Hopi children in need of clothing, learning supplies, sports items, food.
Needed year round:
In support of ceremonies: cases of produce, bowls, dishes, tables, chairs
Donations, drive your truck to haul supplies, come provide your construction skills for repairs to homes and construction of traditional bread ovens, piki houses, etc.
Food–we focus on staple, nutritious supplies such as beans, nuts, fresh produce, eggs, meat, cheese
Toiletries of all kinds especially toothbrushes and toothpaste; also: shampoo, conditioners, combs, and other hygiene supplies.
sport items such as basketballs, soccer balls, baseballs, Frisbee, kites; art (acrylic paints and brushes, crayons, colored pencils, drawing pads, color books) and school supplies, sports items, hair ties, learning games
sets of mixing bowls, covered containers, pots, pans, dish towels, bath towels and wash clothes, single and double bed sheets, blankets, aprons
kids socks, sweatshirts and pants, sweaters, shirts, etc.– all sizes
adults sweatshirts, jackets, sweat pants, etc.
We shop for specific children in need including Hopi Foster kids and welcome monetary donations to support this.